Hannah’s skydive in memory of Uncle Chris

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A STUDENT from Bury St Edmunds is taking part in a tandem skydive in memory of her late uncle who died from a heart attack three years ago.

Hannah Bloomfield, of Tupman Walk, will do the dive for the British Heart Foundation on Wednesday, the day before her 21st birthday.

He uncle, Chris Kemp , who had learning disabilities, moved to Bury in 2004 and worked as a trolley porter at the town’s Tesco.

He suffered a massive heart attack and died while his family were out of the country on a holiday and colleagues, concerned for him, contacted the police.

His sister Jo said: “Chris never had time off work and so the trolley boys were worried and his manager contacted the police who broke into his flat and found him. There were so many people from Tesco at his funeral. I’m sure they would like to support Hannah.”

Mr Kemp, 50, was one of the first occupants to move into the St Mathew Housing project in Bury and his sister paid tribute to the support he received.

She said her brother was a familiar face round the town.

“He loved Bury,” she said.

Hannah, who went to school at Stowupland, is currently taking a four-year integrated masters degree in natural sciences at UEA in Norwich. She is hoping to raised £1,000 and can be sponsored at www.justgiving.com/Hannah-Bloomfield0